It's the night of the Black Saturday here in the Philippines. Traditions are not observed anymore. Throughout the holy week, my neighbors still went on with their lives - buying liquors and cigarettes from us. Yes, we run a small business. We got no choice but to sell to these people, times are tough nowadays. Again, while I'm not religious, it's kind of sad.
I covered half of the stations in my previous post, check it out if you have time!
Station 8, The Two Simons. In this station, there's a table with a lamp, pieces of paper, jars, and pencils. One can write their prayers on a piece of paper and drop them on the jar. One can read the papers in the jar and pray for those people. I didn't write anything. While I think I have many problems, a lot of people have it worst. I picked some papers, went through them and prayed for the others who deserve it. One message I can't forget was, "I wish for my husband's success in his career. I wish for the good health and blessings of my family. Hopefully, one of these days, we can finally have that wedding - not just in my dreams. I will not stop hoping."
Station 10, The Mother: Jesus Entrusts Mary to John There were pictures clipped showing mothers with their children.
Station 11 The Promise, Jesus promises Paradise to the Thief. Aside from Jesus, there were two other men crucified on either of his side, both were criminals. The other one threw him insults, the other one believed in him. He then promises paradise to the latter.